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Camarasaurus Dinosaur Vertebrae, Rabbit Valley, Colorado, USA
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A camarasaurus skeleton embedded in the sandstone of an ancient river bed.  Several small brass markers in the rock indicate different parts of the skeleton.  In the initial view (marker A), you can make out gray x-shaped vertebrae.  To the lower right marker B shows more vertebrae and marker C marks portions of a limb.

The skeleton is located on a short 1-hour hike (Trail through Time) accessible from the I-70 interstate at the Rabbit Valley exit near the border of Utah and Colorado.  The site is also home to the Mygatt-Moore dinosaur quarry where you might find scientists working on a dig.

Rabbit Valley is just one stop on the Dinosaur Diamond scenic byway, a series of stretches of interstate and state highways that visit several fossil rich locations as it loops through Utah and Colorado.

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Copyright: John Roberts
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Uploaded: 13/09/2013
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Tags: fossils; geology; dinosaur; outdoors; public lands; desert; history
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